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Sorry the Charlie Sheen internship made us slack on the blog posts yesterday! Next time we’ll #planbetter. There have been so many great submissions already, but the real ones are limited to 70 characters. Salon.com took the liberty of writing a long-form cover letter for Charlie Sheen’s social media internship, and we’re in love. Branigan Communications posts a short list of tips for working toward a full-time job, and it starts with internships. Remember yesterday’s good news about unemployment figures? It turns out the news is not as good for young job-seekers. Shameless self-promotion: I had a ton of fun doing a photo guest post for our raunchier friends at The Campus Socialite yesterday. The topic? Nine Kanye West tweets I wish I could utter at a job interview. [Warning: Potentially NSFW]

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Never been here before? Here’s a quick primer on the basic student features of Internships.com and how to get your internship search on a roll. Oh yeah … and there’s a blooper reel.

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Darius Bradley (@DatManager on Twitter) is a student at New York City’s Institute of Audio Research. Today he talks to us about his internship at Warner Bros. Records. A general day at Warner Bros. Records is vast, and commands a lot of common sense. Getting to the office in New York City in the heart of where business takes place, I come in three days a week at 10:30 a.m. — and I waste no time. I have to gather information from radio stations around the country about songs we’re pushing for our current artists. I send out CD’s, posters and prizes to regional directors. My position also deals with scanning important documents, introducing myself to other interns around the building and e-mailing constantly to let people know when I’m busy and not at my desk. Some days, projects do get handed to me to come up with ideas for [...]

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One million Twitter followers in just over 25 hours launched Charlie Sheen into the record books. Now, you can keep #tigerblood on top by applying for the Charlie Sheen Internship. This afternoon, Sheen tweeted to the world that he’s seeking a social media intern to help him monitor trends in the Twitterverse and manage logistics for a number of upcoming online projects this summer, with the ultimate goal of expanding his already astronomical presence on the Web. Candidates must apply at this contest link between now and Friday, March 11 at midnight, and describe in just 75 characters why they’re the best candidate for the job. The gig itself will last for eight weeks this summer, and we’re glad to see Sheen’s sharing the wealth by making it a paid internship. What can you accomplish in eight weeks? Stop for a moment and consider that at the time of this [...]

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Monday again, huh? Here’s what we’re gnawing on this morning. Are you a real Maverick? Here’s a what it takes to be a successful public relations intern, at least in the opinion of one PR agency. At a loss for words? They’re crucial in getting hired, and Fox Business says less young people are keeping their communication skills sharp. Is the job market finally turning around? Encouraging signs from the Labor Department. Ever wonder what it’s like to be a White House intern? Read this firsthand account.

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Asking for references after an internship isn’t exactly like asking for references from high school teachers for your college applications. It can be a little more intimidating to approach someone you’ve known for only a few months and ask them to recommend you for a job, especially when the company may have been hoping to hang on to you. That said, some things will always be the same. As a general rule for all recommendations, you should give the writer at least two weeks to write so it doesn’t interfere with their schedule. Thoughtful pieces, after all, require a little time for reflection. It’s also a good idea to send a note with two or three talking points to jog the writer’s memory. Write them in concise bullets, so it doesn’t seem like you’re just putting words in their mouth. This can be an excellent way to generate consistent messaging [...]

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Having an opportunity to intern for New York City’s Fashion Week was incredible. I was able to intern for Kimberly Ovitz, the designer whose famous “Glavis” dress sold out after Lindsay Lohan recently wore it to court. It was my first time in NYC and I absolutely loved every day I was there. One of my best friends, Mandi, got the same internship as me, so we tackled the city together. Traveling to work was an experience in itself. Neither of us had ever rode on the subway before, and since we were staying with our friend in Brooklyn, we had to master the subway routes pretty quickly to get to work early every morning in Manhattan. Since we were the “behind the scenes” people, we were required to wear a nice, all-black outfit every day were worked. We worked with about four other interns and Shanon, Kimberly’s online media [...]

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The Internet is full of dancing videos. Their stock is relatively cheap, as I’ve tried to communicate to my airline pilot uncle. But HASAN BABA takes a tired form to to new heights by synchronizing to pulsing electronic beat with a ferocity Justin Bieber would envy. He provides a blueprint for every aging dancer to follow: simplify your signature moves into two alternating stances and just lay into it. Even if your grandkids are totally unamused. Nagging Afterthought: Why does this family have two similar-sized TVs stacked on top of one another?

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Guest Post: The Campus Socialite is all about college entrepreneurship – build your network, your brand, and make yourself into something larger than life. The sky is the limit. That being said, it’s important for every young business-savvy student to be in touch with the social media world, so here are some huge stories from this week from our blog affiliate. Charlie Sheen Breaks Twitter Records For those looking to network and brand, this might be for you. Granted, Charlie Sheen is a bit eccentric, but no one has created a brand for himself like this guy. The Internet has Sheen Fever, and it’s all because everything he says is gold, and he is playing off of that. And now he has a Guinness World Record to prove it: Yesterday he broke the record for the fastest person to get to 1 million twitter followers, achieving the goal in just over [...]

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The final day of the Intern Olympics has dawned, and it’s basketball time for Internships.com’s summer interns. Find out which intern goes H.A.M. at P-I-G, and which one keeps freefalling down the rankings.

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